22 November 2011
An Unexpected Goodbye to Sammi
On November 18, 2011 we had to say goodbye to Sammi. For a few weeks we knew something "wasn't right". She wasn't eating much, was losing weight, and wasn't acting like her spunky self. We took her to the vet for a check-up, expecting to learn that she had a senior kitty disease that we would have to manage. But the vet said he was very concerned because she had developed a serious heart murmur and had became sick so quickly. We've been trying to figure out why she's been having itchy skin and it was just a little over a month ago that she had an ultrasound that didn't detect any issues. Now, a comprehensive set of blood tests showed she had blood cell cancer. There were no good treatments options that would make her better for the long-term, so we made the incredibly difficult decision to put her to sleep.
Sammi was about 13 years old and we had plans for a few more more years of fun with our spunky three-legged girl. In the three years she was with us she brought countless laughs and added energy and love to our home. She will be deeply missed and never forgotten.
As we try to adjust to not having Sammi with us, our focus is on giving Raven the attention she needs as she adjusts to the loss of her kitty sister.